Pulpal and periradicular diagnosisCaptain Gary G. Goodell, DC, USN, Commander Patricia A. Tordik, DC, USN, and Captain H. Dwight Moss, DC, USNPurposeIn the fall of 2003, a new Glossary of Endodontic Terms was published by the American Association of Endodontists. In August of 2004, a Clinical Update was published to inform clinicians of revised terminology for endodontic diagnosis. The purpose of this Clinical Update is to inform clinicians of further revisions to this terminology.The... Topics: Dentists, Periodontitis
The Periodontal Cardiac ConnectionLieutenant Commander Jennifer L. Ellis, DC, USN and Captain John Mumford, DC, USNIntroductionOver the last 10-15 years, a number of studies have been published suggesting a relationship between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease (CVD). Firstly, they have shown statistical associations between these two disease processes. Secondly, they have increased our understanding of common biological mechanisms that link the two disease processes. Thirdly, research... Topics: Periodontics, Periodontitis
Periodontal maintenance: a reviewLieutenant Nicholas D. Shumaker, DC, USN and Commander Anthony J. Opilka, DC, USNIntroductionThe goal of periodontal therapy is the maintenance of the dentition, and/or implant replacements, in a state of health, comfort, function, and esthetics for the duration of a patient’s life. Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease which requires lifelong management. Long-term studies on the success of periodontal therapy demonstrate that a well planned and... Topics: Dentition, Inflammation, Periodontitis, Periodontium
Objective: Entamoeba gingivalis is an amoeba that present in the human cavity. The aim of the study was the detection and the effect of ethanolic extracts of Propolis on Entamoeba gingivalis amongst patient with periodontitis in vitro. Method: A total samples of 86 periodontitis patients were examined from March to August 2013.Oral swabs were collected from the tooth surface, they were respectively examined using the wet mount technique and eosin stain and examined under the microscope.... Topics: Entamoeba gingivalis, Propolis, Periodontitis
Doxycycline is a synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as infections of urinary tract, acne, gonorrhea, chlamydiosis, periodontitis (gum disease), blemishes, bumps, and acne-like lesions caused by rosacea. Taking outdated Doxycycline can cause serious side effects. Therefore outdated Doxycycline hydrochloride drugshould be thrown out or discard if there is any leftover. Discarding unused, or expired Doxcycline in the toilet is a common... Topics: Doxycycline, Periodontitis, Bacterial Infections, Wool
Doxycycline is a synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat infections of urinary tract, acne, gonorrhea, chlamydiosis, periodontitis, etc. Side effects can cause by taking outdated Doxycycline. Outdated Doxycyclinehydrochloride drug may not safe and should be thrown out if there is any leftover. As a common practice, many times unused, or expired Doxcycline discard in the toilet but this method may not be any safer than throwing in the trash because it can contaminate water. Deposing of... Topics: Doxycycline, Silk, Acne, Gonorrhea, Chlamydiosis, Periodontitis
To analyze the association between toll like receptors-4 asparginine299glycine and therionine399ilucine gene polymorphisms and chronic periodontitis.Genomic DNA was obtained from peripheral blood of 40 patients with chronic periodontitis and 30 periodontally healthy controls. TLR-4 Asp299Gly and Thr399Ile gene polymorphisms were genotyped by a polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method. The data were analyzed by calculation of Odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence... Topics: Chronic Periodontitis, TLR-4 Gene, Polymorphisms
Regenerative Endodontics: Part 2Lieutenant Commander Nancy H. Osborne, DC, USN and Captain Patricia A. Tordik, DC, USNIntroductionRegenerative endodontic procedures are biologically based and designed to replace damaged dentin, root and cells of the pulp-dentin complex. This encompasses simple blood clot revascularization to the complex, emerging field of tissue-engineered pulp. The goal is to regenerate pulp and dentin, restore function, foster root development and prevent or resolve apical... Topics: Dental Pulp, Dentin, Endodontics, Periapical Periodontitis
The research approach adopted for the study was descriptive survey purposive sampling technique was used to obtain an adequate size of sample. The sample comprised of 50 primary school students. The tool used for data collection was a structured questionnaire. The first part of tool helped in the collection of demographic variables of children, second part was used to assess the knowledge on attitude of children regarding oral hygiene. Topics: Primary School Children, Oral Hygiene, Periodontitis, Periodontium
by Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Wessel, DDS, MS, Diplomate, American Board of PeriodontologyAs a board-certified Periodontist and current faculty member for the Periodontics Residency Program at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School, I see patients on a daily basis who have been affected by gum disease and the negative impacts the disease, and associated tooth loss, can have on their dental health, systemic health and overall quality of life. Recent estimates indicate more than 47% of American adults,... Topics: dentistry, periodontitis, Navy Medicine Live Blog
Doxycycline is a synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat many different bacterial infections, such as infections of urinary tract, acne, gonorrhea, chlamydiosis, periodontitis (gum disease), blemishes, bumps, and acne-like lesions caused by rosacea. Taking outdated Doxycycline can cause serious side effects. Therefore outdated Doxycycline hydrochloride drugshould be thrown out or discard if there is any leftover. Discarding unused, or expired Doxcycline in the toilet is a common... Topics: Doxycycline, Nylon, Acne, Gonorrhea, Chlamydiosis, Periodontitis, Blemishes, Bumps
Background Epidemiological data shows that diabetes is a major risk factor for periodontitis; susceptibility to periodontitis is increased by approximately threefold in people with diabetes. There is a clear relationship between degree of hyperglycemia and severity of periodontitis. Treatment of periodontitis is associated with HbA1c reductions of approximately 0.4%. Oral and periodontal health should be promoted as integral components of diabetes management. The present study was undertaken... Topic: Prevalence of Periodontitis among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Placement of Implants into Infected Extraction SitesLieutenant Commander Teresita Alston, DC, USN, Captain Thu Getka, DC, USN and Lieutenant Commander Jeffrey Wessel, DC, USNIntroductionDental implants can be placed immediately into healthy extraction sites with high success and survival rates. It has been suggested, however, that immediate placement of implants into infected extraction sites is contraindicated due to the pathology interfering with osseointegration resulting in decreased... Topics: Dental Implantation, Endosseous, Dental Implants, Dental Restoration Failure, Osseointegration,...
Diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease: a two-way street through health and diseaseLieutenant Commander John H. Wilson, DC, USN and Commander Matthew J. Gramkee, DC, USNIntroductionDiabetes Mellitus (DM) affects roughly 12 million people in the US; as many as half of these people may be unaware of their condition. Two forms of the disease exist. Type I DM (formerly Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) is a result of destruction of the Islet of Langerhan cells in the pancreas, resulting in a... Topics: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Gingiva, Gingivitis, Insulin, Periodontal...
Oral diseases are health problem of industrialize well as developing countries because of its high prevalence. In developing countries these diseases are given less impotance because of scarcity of resources but when these dental diseases remain untreated it can cause permanent toothache and disability. It can increase school attendance and intern lead to complication and expensive treatment. A community based study was conducted in rural area of Jaipur district to find out the association of... Topics: Dental Carries, Oral Hygiene, Dental Flrosis, Malocclusion, Periodontitis, medical journal,...
If you don’t take proper care of your teeth, an excess of bacteria in your mouth could lead to and inflammatory condition known as gum disease. Here are 10 tips that can help you improve your dental care and oral health to help save teeth from being compromised by gum disease. For More Information, Visit: www.gumsaver.co.uk Topics: Bleeding gums, Gingivitis Gum disease, periodontal disease treatment, gum disease treatment,...